Trees

Thinking about planting a tree? Are you envisioning planting a little sapling that will one day shade your home during hot summers to come or are you looking for a tree to add a specific ornamental flair to your yard or is your dream to plant a tree that provides delicious fruit throughout the summer. Many types of shade, ornamental and fruit trees can be grown in Colorado. Key factors to consider are tree hardiness, the length of time of cold dormancy, growing season length requirements, and disease susceptibility. Here are just a few examples of trees that the gardening experts at O'Toole's Garden Center know will thrive here in Colorado and recommend adding to your yard. 

Shade Providing Trees

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Ornamental Trees

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Fruit Trees

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Catalpa

Catalpas are one of the few shade giving trees that also have significant flower power. They bloom with large clusters of trumpet-shaped flowers of white, ornamented with markings and stripes of yellow and brown. Catalpas are well-adapted to the heat and cold and can take less-than-ideal soil, too.